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Youth Job Link


Youth Job Link, is designed to help youth, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market. The program will include youth-focused career exploration and career management services, as well as job search, readiness and matching assistance.

In some cases, individual supports and employer incentives will also be available to offset the costs of on-the-job-training, new employee orientation and other hiring-related costs, for those youth that need more assistance finding work.

Keep an eye out for more information to follow!


Youth Job Connection


Youth Job Connection is a new initiative available through Career Edge that is designed to help young people between the ages of 15 and 29 living in Trenton, Belleville, Napanee and Picton who face multiple barriers to employment and are employable. This program provides access to employability and employment skills development, along with education/training and work experiences. The goal is to achieve long-term employment, meaningful careers, and success in their future working lives.

Employers will receive a subsidy for providing training opportunities to the participants. The amount of the subsidy will depend on the amount of training required for the job and the skill set of the participant at the time of placement.


Youth Job Connection Summer


Youth Job Connection Summer Program is a new initiative funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for youth age 15 – 18.  It replaces the former Summer Jobs for Youth Program.

The Youth Job Connection – Summer Program offers employers:

  • Youth who have received job readiness training and understand the expectations of the workplace
  • Pre-screening and matching of suitable candidates
  • Ongoing support to ensure the match is successful
  • Wage subsidies to offset costs of hiring

Important Differences Employers should note!

  • Wage subsidies will be negotiated on an individual placement basis to minimize the wage costs for the employer.
  • Employers must hire the individual for the period of time negotiated and specified in the contract

 This program will benefit employers who have demonstrated a willingness to work with youth in their community.   Please contact Career Edge at 613-969-0830 or 866-859-9222 if you require further information and/or are interested in accessing this program.


Employing Youth Talent Incentive (EYTI)


Did you know that if you hire a young person to work at least 20 hours/week, you could receive $1000. And if you keep that young person employed, you could receive another $1000.

To qualify for the Employing Young Talent Incentive you must:

  • Have fewer than 100 employees, full and part-time combined
  • Hire a young person between the ages of 15-29 in a position that averages a minimum of 20 hours/week
  • Retain the young person for six months, in a position that continues to average a minimum of 20 hours/week.
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario and provide the job in Ontario.

Want to Hire? To register as an employer or to learn more about the Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) Program, please contact Career Edge at 613-969-0830 or 866-859-9222


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